Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beer’s likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. There’s about a two finger head after the pour, but it isn’t long before it’s just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom.
Smell: I first thought it really smelled like woman’s shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer.
Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. It’s odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, I’m not complaining. The Citra (I believe they’re Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- it’s when it’s at its best, I think.
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hop herbal spice aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt soapy hop herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle(1-May-16)Grapefruit herb aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Grapefruit malt flavour.Grape herbal soap finish&sweet malt aftertaste.
gegwilson (2738) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Hop Hideout in Sheffield. pours clear golden with an off white head. Mild citrus hop aroma. The taste is light grapefruit and citrus. Some pine too. A little thin bodied. Nice, but I was hoping for a little more.
Andrus86 (292) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
CAN. (BB29OCT16) Clear light golden pour with small bubbly white head.. Sweet malty nose, lively tangerine fruitiness.. Fresh mix of sweet caramel malt and fruity hops start to finish, but disappears quickly.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, pine and citrus. Flavor has a nice citrus hop taste mixed well with amooth malt. Nice finish.
mzaar (2571) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av citrus, malt, gräs och nektarin. Något stickig beska, men väl uppbackad av en len sötma.
NordicV (1753) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gyllengul öl med vitt skum. Doft av frukter, framförallt persika och citrus. I smaken tillkommer en gräsig beska.
Stew41 (1888) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good punch for a 5% PA. Hops are sharp and clean, think bitter cut grass, and good buzzy length. Lots of presence.
HoppyScallywag (268) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting...starts with an unexpected amount of bitterness but is then relieved by sweet, roasted malts. The palate is left with just a light bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tselloufc88 (312) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from beer gonzo, Coventry. Lemon, citrus aromas. Taste is herbal, lemon, over brewed earl grey tea. Very subtle. Quite refreshing. Nice to taste an American ale that is less aggressive but still tasty.